A Word about the Association
Editorial By The Courier Staff
We are now midway through the summer of 1977. So far the summer is shaping up to be one of the best, after the long hot spell brought us together in the lake. All scheduled events have now been taken by volunteer chairmen (although these chairmen still need assistants, drivers etc.). For a while some events were in question. The Nichols took responsibility for the Adult Beach Party although they had handled the midwinter reunion, and "Pop" Gallt agreed to oversee Children's Gay even though his children are grown. If the Association is to stay vigorous, many others will have to come forward and accept responsibility for their share of the work load.
This has been a
time of transition for us. Through
the years Stan Culveyhouse has been a dynamic, driving force behind the
of the Association. He is no longer able to spend his summers with us.
Nichols was another important personality - creating the spirit that
underlies the slogan he coined, "There's no place like
This has also
been a time of transition for the
membership. Many long-standing families at the lake have
had to give up their cottages. Younger couples have taken over. They
to decide how they would like to see the Association develop, and they
have to volunteer to help carry out the heavy work load involved in the
program of activities at
The Issue of
Association Costs has come up
repeatedly in recent years. The dues have not been raised for many
costs in all areas of the economy have increased. Somehow the Treasury
remains with a positive balance. However, this apparent solvency has
achieved because people who have done the work for various events have
absorbed costs rather than see the Treasury further depleted.
have had to rely on charges for individual events, 50-50 which many
more as a contribution than as a desired activity, and special sale
The time has now come when we need to ask ourselves whether we not to have a dues supported Association at all, or whether we should disband the Association and substitute an informal sequence of self-supporting events like many of the Saturday night beach parties of the last few years. The Association officers would prefer to keep the present basis under which all feel free to participate in a11 activities. Most members would like to keep the dues at $10.00. Consequently, we propose that there be a $1.00 or $1.50 per person charge for each of the Association sponsored events (except Children's Day).
Again this year,
for what is perhaps the 37th year,
we have a full array of Association sponsored activities. These
don't just happen, and they will continue only if you, the members, are
to contribute your time, your talents, and your money to their
success. We know that you will do so, and we look forward to a
half and to an exciting 1978.